Sunday, 1 April 2012

White and Gold Parchment

This is a fairly easy parchment card to make with just whitework and gold tinta and can be made very quickly. You do not need much in the way of tools to complete this card - just a nib, white and gold tinta ink and an embossing tool. It is also a good card to practice white work on but to get something at the end that you can use.

I first drew the pattern onto the parchment paper on the front of the paper with white tinta ink and a nib.  You could do this with a white pencil instead but I prefer the ink method.  Then on the reverse side I embossed the pattern.  If you use ink, never embossed on the same side as the ink as you will get grey marks on your embossing that you will not be able to turn white and will ruin the look of your work. 

Once all the white work was complete, I went over the flourishes with tinta gold ink.

I drew a border in gold about a centimetre inside the outside edge of the card and then finally I embossed a white border on the outside edge of the card to finish.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Elaine wow this is stunning, the white work is beautiful, the gold work is very effective.

    Hugs Julie x